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Saudi Arabian Post-Script

…t, I’d like to say that I’m extremely happy that I had the chance to visit Saudi Arabia. This is a corner of the world that many people never get the chance to visit, and we didn’t just sit on our butts in Riyadh, but actually got out and saw a lot of the country. However, by the same token, I’m pretty sure that I won’t have to go back to Saudi. I’ve seen it, and lived it for a couple weeks, and that’s enough. You have to keep in mind that this co…

Jetting over to Jeddah

…at some of these streets must have been like 40 years ago. As with much of Saudi Arabia it seems, Jeddah is definitely a land of contrasts. From the super-modern Jeddah Hilton to the mean streets of the old town with rats nests’ of wiring strewn all around hap-hazardly, and completely crumbling dwellings with many people obviously living in a state of poverty. What an experience! We eventually made our way to the Jeddah gold souq, another well-kno…

Travels to Al-Ula

…declared a UNESCO world heritage site, the first one of its kind in all of Saudi Arabia. We would be visiting these two sites together on the same day, but I would argue that each of them on its own is worth a blog post, so that’s how I’ll write them up and present them to you. For your pleasure, I have of course put up a whole boat-load of pictures to check out on flickr. So why don’t you do that, then read my story? I wish I was a really good wr…

Final Days till Farewell

…ore street food, some excellent shopping adventures, as well as a visit to Saudi Arabia’s national museum, a gem of a building. Rather than split the last couple days into two posts, I’ll just put them all in this one, and try to keep it succinct. After all, it’s time to move on 🙂 In an attempt to make it easiest on you, you may also want to just browse through the many pictures that we’ve put up from those last days on flickr. They’ll give you a…

Christmas in the Kingdom

…from the day! As you may have already surmised from any number of places, Saudi Arabia, and in particular Riyadh, is not a place that puts on any sort of excitement to celebrate Christmas. In fact, as it is a strict Muslim country, Christmas is technically illegal. As such, you might think that there would be nothing to do on that day over here. You’d be wrong though. There is always something going on to check out. Especially when you’ve never b…